By Danielle Broadway
LOS ANGELES, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift will make her directorial debut with an original screenplay she wrote, Searchlight Pictures announced on Friday.
Searchlight, owned by Walt Disney Co., known for Oscar winners ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Nomadland’ as well as 2022 drama ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ did not reveal the subject of Swift’s film. or when he would come out.
“Taylor is a one-of-a-kind artist and storyteller. It is a true joy and privilege to collaborate with her as she embarks on this exciting new creative journey,” said Searchlight Presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield, in a statement.
The “Shake it Off” singer was the first person to win three Video of the Year awards at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards and the second woman to direct a winning long form video, which was “All Too Well: The Short Film” by Swift 2021. .”
Swift is an 11-time Grammy winner and the only female artist in Grammy history to win the coveted Album of the Year award three times.
She recently earned another Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, the 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” which is eligible for Best Live-Action Short Film at the 2023 Oscars.
Oscar nominations will be announced January 24, 2023. (Reporting by Danielle Broadway; Editing by Mary Milliken and Josie Kao)